Two weeks later, she says, her drug-addicted son also felt the Virgin’s presence, fell to the floor crying, and hasn’t used drugs since. “From one day to the next, he became a worker for the cause God wanted,” his mother says.
Since then, thousands of people have visited the Ruiz home, but more importantly, Ruiz says, she and her family have not only traveled the world with messages of God’s goodness, but, with the help of missionaries and the Catholic Church, have built schools literally in their backyard and around the world, including in Spain, Africa, the United Kingdom, India, and Latin America.
“Our Blessed Mother once told me, ‘The greatest miracle is not that I appeared to you, but the hearts around you that are changed,” Ruiz says. “So those are the miracles, miracles that change lives.”